• Question: what did you want to be as a kid

    Asked by 559menb56 to Neel - Psychiatrist on 9 Feb 2019.
    • Photo: Neel Halder

      Neel Halder answered on 9 Feb 2019:

      I wanted to be an astronaut or a cinema usher (I loved going to the cinema and thought I would get to see films for free). I realised both of these were not realistic and ended up going to medical school because I was fascinated with how the mind works. My dad was a doctor so I did have medical books around the house which I read and found interesting. I don’t think I knew I wanted to be a psychiatrist until my 20s.